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  • LinkedIn to welcome teen users ahead of share sale Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 2:22 AM ET
    The LinkedIn Corp. logo.

    LinkedIn is lowering its user age limits this week, in a move that is unlikely to help it overtake social network rivals such as Facebook.

  • Samsung unveils smartwatch   Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:42 PM ET
    Samsung unveils smartwatch

    Do consumers want another device they can wear? CNBC's Seema Mody reports Samsung's smartwatch is expected to hit the market in late September.

  • Samsung watch unveiled   Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 1:35 PM ET
    Samsung watch unveiled

    A look at Samsung's unveil of its new smartwatch. Tyler Thoreson, Gilt Man editorial and creative head, says the "idea of wearable tech is still a bit dubious" to him, adding "a watch versus Google Glass has more potential."

  • Apple's planned trade-in program: Should you bite? Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    Apple is expected to announce a new trade-in program. But you can already get enough money for some older iPhones to cover the cost of a new one.

  • Super-fast 4G set to spark mobile price war Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 10:32 AM ET
    Samsung Electronics' smartphone Galaxy S III

    Mobile network giants Vodafone and O2 rolled out their first 4G data services in the U.K. on Thursday, in a move which analysts said could spark a price war among rivals.

  • Verizon, Vodafone discuss possible $130 billion deal Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 5:58 AM ET

    Shares of U.K. telecom firm Vodafone surged 9 percent on Thursday after it confirmed discussions with Verizon Communications over its 45 percent stake in their U.S. joint venture Verizon Wireless.

  • Nintendo cuts Wii U price, launches new handheld Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 1:03 PM ET
    A Nintendo Wii U touch-screen controller displaying the "Super Mario Bros." game

    The Japanese game maker will launch an inexpensive handheld gaming device and offer a $50 discount on the 32GB Wii U in North America and Europe this holiday season.

  • Cheaper rivals eat into Apple’s China tablet share Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 9:48 AM ET

    Apple has lost more than 40 per cent of its share of the Chinese tablet market over the past year to cheaper rivals with Android or other operating systems, led by Samsung Electronics.

  • Happy IPO birthday, Google   Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 2:12 PM ET
    Happy IPO birthday, Google

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports 40 percent of traffic dropped to GoSquared's customer sites; and Mike Isaac, AllThingsD, discusses his opinions on whether Google has gotten too big.

  • Meet the crusader for Chinese consumers   Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 8:15 PM ET
    Meet the crusader for Chinese consumers

    Asia's largest economy is known as the factory of the world, including fake iPhones, DVDs, and luxury handbags. CNBC's Eunice Yoon tracks the changing attitudes towards bogus products in China.

  • Back-to-school season goes high tech   Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 7:35 AM ET
    Back-to-school season goes high tech

    As students prepare to head back into the classroom, electronic devices are topping the list for many buyers, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Samsung shouldn't sweat ITC ruling: Pro   Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 6:53 PM ET
    Samsung shouldn't sweat ITC ruling: Pro

    Edward Snyder, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Charter Equity Research thinks the South Korean giant is already winning the handset war and sees no cause for concern about the ITC decision.

  • Loeb to 'wait and see' after Sony nixes spin-off Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 12:01 PM ET
    Daniel Loeb, founder and chief executive officer of Third Point LLC

    Billionaire investor Dan Loeb's Third Point is taking a "wait-and-see approach" after Sony on Monday evening rejected its plan to spin off the company's entertainment business.

  • Sony's 'smart' move   Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 2:51 PM ET
    Sony's 'smart' move

    The battle in smartphones is ongoing. Jonathan Geller, BGR, discusses if Sony can be the hottest smartphone company in the world.

  • With the rumor mills chugging out regular stories about Twitter's plans for an IPO, media analysts are debating whether recent problems regarding "trolling" - anonymous bullies on the Internet - could scupper any flotation plans.

  • Loeb lobs scorn at Sony's Hirai, box-office bombs Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 5:04 PM ET
    Daniel Loeb, founder and chief executive officer of Third Point LLC

    Dan Loeb's activist hedge fund Third Point called Sony's entertainment division "poorly managed" and mocked its failed summer movies.

  • Apple vs. Samsung: Which makes more money? Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    Apple fans on Monday poured cold water on recent research that showed Samsung had stolen Apple's crown as the world's most profitable mobile handset vendor.

  • An 'emerging' threat to Samsung, and it's not Apple Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 2:08 AM ET

    Samsung, hit by waning demand in its key mobile division, needs to double up efforts in the world's fastest-growing markets for smartphones, or it risks shrinking its business further.

  • Over $10 billion to change hands in this sector Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 2:15 AM ET
    Passengers pass a Royal KPN NV internet centre at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Over $10 billion is set to change hands in the world of telecommunications as two key merger and acquisition (M&A) deals were announced on Tuesday.

  • Samsung could be close to signing FBI mobile deal Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | 4:16 AM ET
    A Samsung employee displays the Samsung Galaxy S IV for a photo March 14, 2013 in New York City.

    Samsung is close to signing a deal to sell its Galaxy devices to the FBI, according to sources familiar with the situation.